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Silent Movie

Silent Movie – 1976
Mel Brooks

Ron Clark (story)
Mel Brooks (screenplay) &
Ron Clark (screenplay) &
Rudy De Luca (screenplay) (as Rudy DeLuca) &
Barry Levinson (screenplay)

Michael Hertzberg producer

Mel Brooks – Mel Funn
Marty Feldman – Marty Eggs
Dom DeLuise – Dom Bell
Sid Caesar – Studio Chief
Harold Gould – Engulf
Ron Carey – Devour
Bernadette Peters – Vilma Kaplan
Carol DeLuise – Pregnant Lady (as Carol Arthur)
Liam Dunn – Newsvendor
Fritz Feld – Maitre d’
Chuck McCann – Studio Gate Guard
Valerie Curtin – Intensive Care Nurse
Yvonne Wilder – Studio Chief’s Secretary
Harry Ritz – Man in Tailor Shop
Charlie Callas – Blindman
Henny Youngman – Fly-in-soup Man
Arnold Soboloff – Acupunture Man
Patrick Campbell – Motel Bellhop
Eddie Ryder – British Officer
Al Hopson – Executive
Rudy De Luca – Executive (as Rudy DeLuca)
Barry Levinson – Executive
Howard Hesseman – Executive
Lee Delano – Executive
Jack Riley – Executive
Inga Neilsen – Beautiful Blonde #1
Erica Hagen – Beautiful Blonde #2
Robert Lussier – Projectionist
Burt Reynolds – Man in shower
James Caan – Himself
Liza Minnelli – Herself
Anne Bancroft – Herself
Marcel Marceau – Himself
Paul Newman – Himself
Sivi Aberg – Beautiful Blonde #3 (uncredited)
Phil Leeds – Waiter (uncredited)
Candice Rialson – Bit part (uncredited)
Ray Stewart – Movie House Manager (uncredited)
Jerry Trent – Dancer (uncredited)

Review by Jack Gatanella

Silent Movie (1976)

Funny satire,
Mel Brooks has a funny film here that is a departure from the usual Brooksfilm. Here, it is completley silent (first film with no dialogue since the 30’s) except for music which is cheerfully done by John Mooris. The film circles on 3 silent filmmakers (Brooks, Dom DeLuise, Marty Feldman) who want to make a silent film at a big studio.

What ensues is a funny look at hollywood and many cameos in the mix. Cameos include: Burt Reynolds, Anne Bancroft, Lisa Minelli, Paul Newman, Henny Youngman, and Barry Levinson (as a executive). Pretty funny considering it is all slapstick and visual gags.

Only line in the movie comes with a cameo from a french mime who says “NO”. A-

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